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There is no reason to be "stuck" with your ISP's router. Both OPNsense and pfSense support 3G and 4G modems directly.I am at the moment using 4G internet. I am stuck with ISPs router. In future I am going to use a fiber connection. If OPNsense is based on HardenedBSD I will definitely use OPNsense. My plan was to use PFsense but I guess OPNsense is more secure. Thanks for the info.
Going to fiber just means that you will need to interface to another sort of modem.
Sorting out how to separate the functions you generally get in the "integrated ISP box" (modem, router, firewall, WiFi transciever, Ethernet switch, Terminal Adapter, ...) is a small challenge.
OPNsense tracks FreeBSD fairly closely, but with some delay, as it must await the HardenedBSD porting effort. I'm looking forward for ARM support, but have been for quite some time!
pfSense seems to have a significantly greater level of community support active. It has a long history, and a large commercial base. Those characteristics make it a worthy firewall candidate.
Both offer sound security. Choosing OPNsense because it is slightly more secure against esoteric attacks might be poor risk analysis, especially if better support from the pfSense community means you are less likely to make mistakes that might allow your system to be penetrated in the first place.